Meet Our Team

We are visionaries

Experienced leadership is the Orbis Advantage. We have assembled a talented team of business and leadership consultants, designers, and communicators. We are life-long learners. We see endless possibilities, and we help our clients transform their vision into reality.

Lisa Johnson, MOL

Lisa Johnson, MOL

BUSINESS STRATEGY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

CEO/FOUNDER
Lisa is an enterprising idea person who likes to share with others to help in their business and personal success. She was raised on cattle ranches in Wyoming and Colorado. She holds a Master of Organizational Development from Colorado Christian University, a B.S. in Communications from Eastern New Mexico University and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute. Her economic development career has spanned 20+ years and three states, with leadership roles at the county, regional and state level. She founded Orbis to enjoy the advantage of working on unique consulting projects while being actively involved on her husband’s family ranch at LaGrange, Wyoming. Lisa is equally as comfortable in the corporate board room or in the saddle.

Annie Wood, MBA

Annie Wood, MBA

Economic Development, Marketing, Community Relations

Annie is a problem solver who enjoys bringing teams together to develop and execute solutions. She has worked in communications and economic development for more than fifteen years, as well as briefly venturing into the private industry of large manufacturing. Born and raised a Wyoming girl, Annie has grown up with a love of the outdoors – from camping, fishing, and hiking to running triathlons. Annie received both her undergraduate degree in Marketing and her MBA from the University of Wyoming. In her part-time, Annie is also a small business owner handling aviation ground operations.

Colby Ochsner, MBA

Colby Ochsner, MBA

Entrepreneurship & Agriculture

Colby is a lifelong learner and strategic thinker. He grew up on a family farm/ranch outside of Lingle, Wyoming. He received his education in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship at the University of Wyoming, and an MBA in Sustainable Business Systems from Pinchot University in Seattle, Washington. His graduate studies focused on entrepreneurship and agriculture, and he was able to gain an additional certificate in Sustainable Agricultural Systems. He currently lives his passion daily, caring for the cattle herd, or in the cab of a tractor. In his part-time he is a marketing, agriculture, and entrepreneurship consultant.

Dr. LeAnn Smith

Dr. LeAnn Smith

LEADERSHIP

LeAnn is passionate about learning. Her servant leadership style helps others realize their true leadership potential. She earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Master’s in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Her experience spans the spectrum of education from elementary, special education, coaching, and K-12 administration. LeAnn’s drive and ambition for high performing schools is also reflected in her personal life as a professional barrel racer.

Emily Haefele

Emily Haefele

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Emily is a graphic designer with a keen eye for images desired by her clients. Growing up in rural Wyoming on a farm and ranch, her experiences with agriculture have influenced her passion for organization and purposeful planning. Staying true to her roots, her designs convey a style that is simplistic and structured. She received her education in graphic design and public relations at the University of Wyoming and is the Co-Founder and Lead Designer at Wyo Clothing Co. Emily is a stay-at-home Mom, Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor’s Wife and Ranch Hand among many other titles that come her way. Special projects for Orbis provide the perfect creative outlet.

We are visionaries.

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